If the following statements accurately describe you, then you may find online study a good fit. If not, you should speak with an adviser before enrolling in an online course.

  • I regulate and adjust my behavior to complete course requirements.
  • I organize my time to complete course requirements in a timely manner.

Tips for Time Management

The following strategies can help you manage your time more efficiently so that you don't fall behind in your online courses:

  • Read the course materials and set your priorities. Review the course materials to get a better idea of the amount of work you will be asked to submit and the due dates. Write down a list of your responsibilities so that you can begin to make plans to tackle them.
  • Create a calendar. A calendar can help you track your assignments and tests, stay on top of due dates, chart your progress, and manage your workload.
  • Check in often. Log into the course regularly so you remember to keep up with the required reading and assignments. This is especially important with semester-based courses, which often have deadlines earlier in the semester and rely on discussion board announcements to share relevant information.
  • Pace yourself. Avoid putting off your studying until exam time. Complete the required readings as you go, review each lesson, take notes, and make sure you understand the important concepts in each lesson before going on to the next.

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